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This section of WhatTheyThink aggregates all of the news, educational content, and analysis about the software that drives print businesses, from order entry through shipping and invoicing. It is combined in a single area so that our members and the industry as a whole can go to a single place to learn how software is changing the business of print and gain actionable ideas on how they may apply new solutions to their own business problems.

Product Spotlights

Keeping the Pulse of Your Print Operation with Canon PRISMA Tools

Pat McGrew and Ryan McAbee take an in-depth look at Canon PRISMA Tools for data analysis and accounting, which monitor the operational pulse and direction of your a operation. These tools can help staff take quick and decisive actions to keep production running smoothly and make better print production decisions.

Workflow Automation Product Spotlight: EFI Fiery JobFlow—Job Prep and Prepress Automation Made Easy

Automated workflows are discussed a lot, yet the vast majority of print service providers still don’t have a comprehensive job preparation and prepress automation workflow in their operation. Fiery JobFlow is an easy to install and easy to use solution.

Print MIS Product Spotlight: PressWise

Jennifer Matt takes an in-depth look at PressWise by SmartSoft, a print MIS built simply as a system to remove touchpoints in a digital printing workflow.

Plan for Profitability with PlanProphet

This Product Spotlight looks at PlanProphet, a specialized, complementary solution to your print MIS that acts as your business virtual assistant. Powered by the industry-leading Salesforce CRM, PlanProphet is a cloud-based subscription software that analyzes customer data and behaviors to identify trends and automate touchpoints.

Product Spotlight: Canon PRISMAprepare Go

Jennifer Matt takes an in-depth look at Canon’s PRISMAprepare Go pre-production workflow solution that can be deployed and optimized in a small print facility whose primary business is processing small “upload and print” orders.

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Hybrid Software Develops High-Performance Print Inspection Framework for Print Inspection Systems
Hybrid Software Develops High-Performance Print Inspection Framework for Print Inspection Systems

Published: May 10, 2022

David Zwang talks to David Stevenson, Product Manager, Global Graphics, about how, by using its vast experience in RIPs and rendering, Hybrid Software has been able to create a high-performance framework for print inspection systems. Watch Video

Dan Gillespie and Sal Passanisi Geek Out Over Pantone and Adobe’s Color Rift
Dan Gillespie and Sal Passanisi Geek Out Over Pantone and Adobe’s Color Rift

Published: May 10, 2022

Resident Print Geek Dan Gillespie and Sal ”Pantoni” Passanisi have a highly entertaining discussion about the decision to decouple the Pantone color libraries from Adobe Creative Cloud, and what it really means for designers. Watch Video

GMG’s Marc Levine on Accurate Color Proofing and Print Manufacturing
GMG’s Marc Levine on Accurate Color Proofing and Print Manufacturing

Published: April 4, 2022

Hard-copy color proofing has come a long way over the years. David Zwang talks to Marc Levine of GMG Color about how GMG has been on the front lines of this battle. Watch Video

EPS’s David Bentley on Midmarket Print Suite
EPS’s David Bentley on Midmarket Print Suite

Published: February 2, 2022

David Bentley, GM, SMB Print, for eProductivity Software, talks about the Midmarket Print Suite, which was one of the EFI products spun off into the independent company eProductivity Software, and looks to what the future holds. Watch Video

Gaby Matsliach on the eProductivity Software Spinoff
Gaby Matsliach on the eProductivity Software Spinoff

Published: January 31, 2022

Gaby Matsliach, CEO of eProductivity Software, talks about EFI Connect, the spinoff of the EPS software group as eProductivity Software, the relationship with EFI going forward, and the future of the solutions they will provide to the industry. Watch Video

Nick Benkovich on the Future of eProductivity Software
Nick Benkovich on the Future of eProductivity Software

Published: January 27, 2022

Nick Benkovich, Vice President of Portfolio Product Management at eProductivity Software, joins us from EFI Connect and talks about the event, the future of the new company, and what customers are doing with their portfolio of software solutions. Watch Video

EFI’s Toby Weiss on the Future of Fiery
EFI’s Toby Weiss on the Future of Fiery

Published: January 26, 2022

Toby Weiss, COO of Fiery for EFI, talks about this year’s EFI Connect, the eProductivity spinoff, and the future of Fiery. Watch Video

Marc Olin on the Advantages of EFI Connect
Marc Olin on the Advantages of EFI Connect

Published: January 24, 2022

Marc Olin, Executive Chairman of eProductivity Software, talks about the advantages of EFI Connect for the company and its customers, as well as the recent spin-off of eProductivity Software as a separate company. Watch Video

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The Workflow Chef is a column led by Gershon Alon, Head of PrintOS at HP, and a workflow expert and industry speaker. Gershon has been at the forefront of print automation and workflow for over two decades. He’s had roles at Scitex, Creo, and Kodak and since joining HP Indigo in 2010, he has led its workflow and solutions team and managed the ongoing growth of HP PrintOS.

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